The Trump Administration is expected to release its much anticipated set of infrastructure principles on Monday when the White House is also expected to propose its budget request for Fiscal 2019 to Congress.  Lawmakers anticipate the Administration’s proposal will offer $200 billion of federal funds for infrastructure projects while leveraging regulatory reform and public-private partnerships to entice private investment.  

Previously leaked outlines from the White House suggest the principles will focus heavily on federal permitting and siting reform to reduce the regulatory burden on infrastructure projects.  Administration officials specifically expressed their desire to streamline the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires input from multiple government agencies and impacts the ability of stakeholders to complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.